From the stage to the page, Hispanic artists have made their mark. Keep reading to learn about some top creators.
Four artists made history. They were Frank Romero, Carlos Almaraz, Roberto de la Rocha, and Gilbert Luján. The men started the artist group Los Four in Los Angeles, California. In 1974, Los Four got its own exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. That was the first time a Mexican-American art show starred at a major museum!
Most people knew Selena by her first name. The star was born in Lake Jackson, Texas, in 1971. She started singing as a child. Selena grew up speaking English. However, her father taught her to sing in Spanish. Her music shot to fame in both languages. Selena’s Dreaming of You is still the top selling Latin album in the United States!
Lin-Manuel Miranda is a writer, composer, rapper, and actor. He wrote and starred in the 2015 musical Hamilton. He also worked on songs for Moana. Miranda won a lot of awards. But the star uses his fame for more than trophies. He is helping Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria hit last year.
Duncan Tonatiuh is an author and illustrator. According to his website, he is “both Mexican and American.” His books show that. Separate is Never Equal tells about the fight to desegregate schools. And Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin is about cousins on opposite sides of the border. One lives in the United States, and the other calls Mexico home.
Another famous Selena is Selena Gomez. She started as a TV actress. She played Alex Russo on the Disney Channel’s Wizards of Waverly Place. She starred in movies, such as Hotel Transylvania. Gomez even started a music career. The star does charity work too. In 2009, Gomez began working with UNICEF. She helps children in need!
Updated October 1, 2018, 5:02 P.M. (ET)
By Ashley Morgan
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